Cooper On Failed Passage Of Fiscal Commission In Senate
Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05) was disappointed by today's vote in the Senate on the Conrad-Gregg fiscal commission. Congressman Cooper is the lead sponsor of similar legislation in the House along with Republican Frank Wolf (VA-10). The Cooper-Wolf bill is also known as the SAFE Commission (H.R. 1557) and has broad, bipartisan support with 112 co-sponsors in the House. Cooper had this to say about today's vote:
"I am very disappointed. This is one of our last chances to steer clear of the iceberg. I am glad that a majority of Democrats supported deficit reduction, but I'm very disappointed that a majority of Republicans did not."